Cenotaph – Perverse Dehumanized Dysfunctions

Album review

After 7 years Cenotaph, the Brutal Death Metal band from Turkey, released their 6th full length – Perverse Dehumanized Dysfunctions, this summer on June 8th on CD.

The artwork made by Toshihiro Egawa, supports the central lyrical theme – parasitic infestation.

Now prepare for 30:46 minutes of pure slaughter.


Rancid Gluttonous Morbid Obesity – 03:41

Asphyxiated Embryonic Abnormalities – 02:48

Parasitic Worms & Prenatal Cranial Deformation – 03:11

Syndromes of Deadly Endogenous Intoxication – 04:15

Antagony of Embriotomia – 04:19

Multi-organ Failure Epidemie – 03:10

Dismembered Unborn Species – 04:35

Perverse Dehumanized Dysfunctions – 04:47


If it wasn’t clear enough, we are talking about that kind of Brutal Death Metal that you may not want to mention to your therapist.

The first song, as well as the tapeworm infestation, starts fast and brutal with Rancid Gluttonous Morbid Obesity and continues, like the rest of the album with a variety of sounds with versatile guitar riffs, short solo bass lines (as is in Asphyxiated Embrionic Abnormalities’ intro or in Syndromes of Deadly Endogenous Intoxication), all supported by the constant drum lines with their clinical, sterile sound, like making an intestinal extraction near a chainsaw (never thought that having triggered drums would add to the atmosphere). The wall of sound will be interrupted by parts with clean blast beats and drum triggers (as you can find at the first minute of Parasitic Worms & Prenatal Cranial Deformation) crossed fast by a bass line or a guitar riff.

Antagony of Embriotomia starts in a calmer manner continuing with a less aggressive but more morbid rhythm with lower riffs; which I can relate to a real embryectomy (which means the intrauterine cutting up of the fetus to facilitate expulsion – a Vet can tell you more, being more experienced at this – now, now, don’t get wrong ideas) that in practice starts easy and clean but finishes bloody, raw and gory.

The last track which gives the album its name is the epitome of brutality with a touch of nihilistic atmosphere. It’s like a summary of the whole work: combinations of riffs and lines, quick changes of rhythm, insane squeals and drum beats.

They are slamming around keeping it technical and varied.

Perverse Dehumanized Dysfunctions is a great Brutal Death Metal release, with an early Suffocation influence, that deserves all the attention, so give it a spin without any hesitation!

The album can be streamed on their Bandcamp. You can also go to their Facebook to tell them congratz or whatever. They’re currently on tour to support the album’s release (Perverse Dehumanized Dysfunctions European Tour) including a show in Bucharest on September 15th!

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